Focus & Refocus

Focus & Refocus Since experiencing the agoraphobic condition along with panic disorder I have, over the years, employed the method of ‘distraction’ to avoid, or escape any feelings of anxiety and/or panic. Although distraction has served me on many occasion to decrease the feelings of anxiety, I have found it has limited effect and has … More Focus & Refocus

Agoraphobic Nomad – Retraining, Installing and Reinforcing Thought Patterns & Behaviours

Retraining, Installing and Reinforcing Thought Patterns & Behaviours.     When developing anxiety disorders, you consciously and unconsciously ‘trained’ your mind with thinking patterns which were not beneficial to your well-being, emotional and physical state. Through repetition, these thinking patterns took their place in the part of your mind which is responsible for ‘automatic’ responses, behaviours, … More Agoraphobic Nomad – Retraining, Installing and Reinforcing Thought Patterns & Behaviours

Space Baby Buddha

Space Baby Buddha The Space Baby Buddha was one of my first paintings after deciding to make an effort to learn more about painting. I hadn’t drawn or painted very much at all since leaving school in 1989. I decided to pick up my pencils to develop my drawing ability and learn how to paint, … More Space Baby Buddha

Agoraphobic Nomad – Thoughts, Emotions & Physical Body

Thoughts, Emotions and Physical Body When I first started to feel high levels of anxiety and experience panic attacks, many years ago, I learned how, and became aware of my thinking and thoughts which were affecting my emotions and feelings. I became aware of how thoughts, which often ‘run’ automatically, would appear, seemingly from out … More Agoraphobic Nomad – Thoughts, Emotions & Physical Body

Sitar for Guitar

Sitar for Guitar A simple and effective guitar technique which sounds similar to a sitar. I’ve also made a departure from a sitar-esque sounding theme into maybe a middle-eastern sound, along with other improvisational ideas and rhythms. Use a dropped ‘D’ tuning and play single notes along the ‘G’ string. Add bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, etc. … More Sitar for Guitar